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Dutt leaves DFB to take command at Bremen

Published: Monday 27 May 2013, 16.05CET
Robin Dutt will return to club football after a year as sporting director of the German Football Association, as the former Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach takes the reins at SV Werder Bremen.
Dutt leaves DFB to take command at Bremen
Robin Dutt will return to the Bundesliga ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 27 May 2013, 16.05CET

Dutt leaves DFB to take command at Bremen

Robin Dutt will return to club football after a year as sporting director of the German Football Association, as the former Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach takes the reins at SV Werder Bremen.

The German Football Association (DFB) have ended their contract with sporting director Robin Dutt in order to allow him to take the post as new SV Werder Bremen coach.

Dutt, 48, signed a contract with Bremen until June 2016, and takes his first club coaching role since departing Bayer 04 Leverkusen in April 2012. Bremen's general manager Thomas Eichin said of Thomas Schaaf's successor: "We have signed our number one choice in Robin Dutt and, as a result, are convinced that we can enjoy a successful new start with him."

Former SC Freiburg coach Dutt added: "I am really looking forward to being back on the sidelines again. Werder Bremen are a great club. It is an attractive challenge that lies ahead of me and I am driven to do my job well."

The coach will be hoping for an improved performance from the side, who were troubled by relegation fears for long spells, before ending the season in 14th in the Bundesliga. Schaaf had been in charge for 14 years but left earlier this month.

Last updated: 27/05/13 16.02CET

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